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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection Creswick, Victoria

The Creswick Campus Historical Collection comes under the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, which is in the Faculty of Science.

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4 Water Street Creswick Victoria 3363 (map)
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+61 +61 5321 4116

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Open on request or during normal Library Hours: https://library.unimelb.edu.au/library-opening-hours/creswick-campus-library

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Location

4 Water Street University of Melbourne Creswick Campus Building 719 Creswick Victoria

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The Creswick Campus Historical Collection is located at the University of Melbourne’s Campus in Creswick, Victoria. It is a unique and noteworthy collection which documents more than 100 years of forestry education in Creswick from the beginning of the Victorian School of Forestry in 1910. The Collection recounts the personal and professional histories of those who have studied, worked and lived at the School of Forestry. Notable items include numerous examples of staff and student work, photographs, and several natural history collections. A substantial school herbarium contains specimens collected by former staff and students as well as esteemed scientists including Baron von Mueller. The collection is managed by the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences.

Significance

The Creswick Campus Cultural Collection is historically significant as it recounts the personal and professional histories of those who have studied, worked and lived at the forestry school. This collection enables the documentation of related themes including student life at the Creswick Campus, early forest management and conservation methods, and the professional interests and achievements of former staff members. Furthermore, the Collection possesses historical significance for its ability to show how the broader social events of the past century have contributed to these narratives; including the impact of the First and Second World Wars and the increased public awareness of environmental issues. The Collection retains on-going social significance to past and present staff and students of the forestry school as well as members of the larger Creswick community. More than a century of forestry in Creswick has seen the histories of the town and school entwine, and the contemporary social significance of the Collection is evidenced by continued bequests and new donations.

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410 items

410 items

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

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VFC Plantation histories. 1900 -1951

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

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Fire Protection plan Dams

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Ledger

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This is a Handwritten ledger of the VSF glass lantern slides, produced when Alan Eddy was principal

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Meteorological Observations

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A register of Creswick meteorological observations

Booklet - Utilization of Timber Resources on Watersheds

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Booklet

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Subject: evidence presented to the State Development committeeon its enquiry into the utilization of timber resources in the watersheds of the state.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Periodicals

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The Victorian Naturalist. Vols 46-47

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Rainfall records

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Rainfall records for Creswick, taken at School of Forestry 1899-1990. These records are listed on Research Data Australia as a research set

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Reference Tables

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Report

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Report of the State Development Committee on National Parks

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Reports

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Reports and hand typed notes on forestry education in Australia.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Rules for the Forest School, Creswick

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37 rules drawn up during the period from 1910 to 1919 to cover student life at the School.

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

School Certificate

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Forest School Creswick, School Certificate - Reginald Torbert

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

School records

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5 x boxes of unsorted VSF documentation

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

The Sun News Pictorial - Front Page

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Front Page, Thursday January 19th, 1933 - Reginald Torbert in photo

Document - The distribution of the important timber trees of the genus eucalypus

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Correspondence

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Letter from FCV Chairman to W.H.Trainor re resignation

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

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Student Reports - Board of Forestry Education 1957 - 1982

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

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Student Results. dark blue with red trim, marbled end papers. hand written ledger of student subject results from 1961 to 1982

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University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

School Certificate

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Forest School Creswick, School Certificate number one to William H Trainor

Document - A list of rare, very localised and endangered indigenous plants of Victoria

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Maps and Booklet

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1 Booklet and 29 maps in boxed set.

Document - Appointment of examiners under the Forests Act

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

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This document is the Appointment of examiners under the Forests Act, 1907. State Forests Department. Minister of Forests, McLeod

Document - Census of Plants Bear Park Creswick

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

Document - Conifers in the Creswick District

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Book

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Stapled hand typed document by Peter Fagg, while a student at the VSF

Document - Creswick:Home of Forestry

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Article

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2 copies of a paper written by Rob Youl.

Document - Diploma of the School of Forestry

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Certificate

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Multiple copies of blank Diploma and Associate Diploma of the School of Forestry Creswick rolled into cardboard cylinder. Sample copy of agreement between trainee and the Forests Commission.

Document - Elementary Forestry Exam

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Document

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This is a copy of the first exam set by the Forests Branch in 1905 for entry to the department as a Forest wroker.

Document - Enquiry into Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works proposals for future water supply of the Melbourne Metropolitan area

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Report

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A Report produced by F.R Moulds 23 August, 1966

Document - Fire Protection Notes

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Newsletters

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Newsletter copies of Fire Equipment Notes Forester loosely bound in brown cardboard sleeve

Document - Firebase Guide

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

USDA Forest Service, 1976.

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This document is an interim controlled keyword vocabulary for searching and indexing Firebase records. It was an early database systems for USDA with Searches performed for staff at VSF

Document - Gateway to a man's career

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

Brochures

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There is a scanned copy of an original brochure and an original of a later brochure with same title